Norm Nevills & A.K. Reynolds - 1940's

Norm Nevills & A.K. Reynolds - 1940's (HM1P00)

Location: Green River, WY 82935 Sweetwater County
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N 41° 31.386', W 109° 28.23'

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Norman D. Nevills took his first major voyage in 1938, floating from Green River, Utah, through the Grand Canyon. This journey included the first woman ever to float Cataract and Grand Canyons.
In 1940, Nevills decided to float from Green River, Wyoming to Lake Mead. The party included his wife Doris, and one other woman. Their departure from Expedition Island on June 20th, 1940 was marked by ceremonies with Wyoming and Utah state officials who presented Nevills with special license plates for his boats. The trip was successful, but not without
During the 1940's, Nevills ran commercial river trips on several western rivers. On June 21st, 1947, Nevills returned to Wyoming for another commercial trip on the Green River to Jensen, Utah. By the time of his death in September, 1949, Nevills had run the Grand Canyon more times than any other person and was known as "the world's number one fastwater man."
When Nevills was at Expedition Island in 1947, he inspired a local man, A.K. Reynolds, to start his own business. Reynolds, Mike Hallacy, and G.G. Larson, all Green River residents, built cataract boats to Nevills' specifications and started Reynolds-Hallacy River Expeditions. Reynolds ran trips on the upper Green until the early 1960's and the inundation of the river under Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
HM NumberHM1P00
Placed ByGreen River Greenbelt and City of Green River
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Date Added Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 627612 N 4597958
Decimal Degrees41.52310000, -109.47050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 31.386', W 109° 28.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 31' 23.16" N, 109° 28' 13.8" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near E Cir Rd, Green River WY 82935, US
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